Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer and actress. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus starred in the show and she released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008. Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana, The Movie, in 2010, she released her third album Cant Be Tamed, which stands as the lowest-selling record of her career, and starred in the coming-of-age film The Last Song. Cyrus focused on her career with several television and film appearances in 2011 and 2012. Her sexually explicit behavior generated widespread controversy while promoting her fourth album Bangerz, Cyrus independently-released fifth studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz deviated from her traditional pop style for more psychedelic experimentation. In 2016, she was a coach for the season of the singing competition series The Voice. With Bangerz, Cyrus achieved her third album on the U. S. Billboard 200. She has logged seven top 10 entries on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 with, See You Again,7 Things, The Climb, Cant Be Tamed, We Cant Stop and the chart-topping Wrecking Ball.
Cyrus has earned awards and nominations, as Billboard ranked her as the fourth best-selling female artist of 2009. She was ranked number thirteen on Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and she has been included on the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2008 and 2014. Destiny Hope Cyrus was born November 23,1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Leticia Jean Tish Cyrus, Cyrus was born with supraventricular tachycardia, a condition which causes an abnormal resting heart rate. She changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus, her middle name honors her grandfather, against the advice of her fathers record company, Cyruss parents secretly married on December 28,1993, a year after her birth. They had two children together, son Braison and daughter Noah. From previous relationships, her mother has two children and Brandi, while her father has a son named Christopher. Cyrus godmother is entertainer Dolly Parton, Cyrus grew up on a 500-acre farm in Franklin, and attended Heritage Elementary School. While working on Hannah Montana, she enrolled at Options for Youth Charter Schools, raised a Christian, she was baptized in a Southern Baptist church before moving to Hollywood in 2005.
She attended church regularly while growing up and wore a purity ring, in 2001, when Cyrus was eight and her family moved to Toronto, Canada while her father filmed the television series Doc. After Billy Ray took her to see a 2001 Mirvish production of Mamma Mia. at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Cyrus grabbed his arm and told him, This is what I want to do and she began taking singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto
Matthew Todd Matt Lauer is an American television journalist and host of The Today Show. He is a contributor for Dateline NBC and he was previously a news anchor for The Today Show in 1994 and anchor for WNBC in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond. He was host of PM Magazine, in the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News. Lauer was born in New York City, the son of Marilyn Kolmer, an owner, and Jay Robert Lauer. His parents divorced during his youth, and his father died in 1997, Lauer had become co-host of The Today Show, replacing longtime host Bryant Gumbel in early 1997, not long before his fathers death. Lauers father was of Romanian-Jewish heritage, as seen on the Today Shows Finding Our Roots, Lauer said, My dad was Jewish. So I was not raised anything, I do feel a desire now to find something spiritual. Getting married and wanting to have kids has something to do with that, Lauer is a graduate of the School of Media Arts and Studies of Ohio University.
In 1997, he received his degree from Ohio University at the age of 39. He had dropped out of Ohio Universitys School of Telecommunications in the Spring of 1979, Lauer began his television career in 1979 as a producer of the 12 oclock news for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia. By 1980, he had become a reporter on the 6 and 11 oclock newscasts. He started to move around the country, hosting a number of information and talk programs in Boston, Providence. He was host of PM Magazine in Providence, RI, in 1986, he co-hosted WNYW-TVs Made In New York with Jill Rappaport for its fifteen-week run on the station. In 1986, he co-hosted Fame and Romance and he worked for ESPN in the 1980s. In Boston, he hosted WNEV-TVs Talk of the Town in 1988, from 1989 to 1991, Lauer hosted a three-hour live interview program, WWOR-TVs 9 Broadcast Plaza. The program was retitled Trial Watch when it went to series, NBC hired Rob Weller as host over Lauer when the program was picked up as a daily series. The same year, he filmed a pilot for WWEs Vince McMahon, focused on a new bodybuilding league, in 1991 he appeared as the co-host of Etc.
Etc. a show on The Travel Channel. Lauer moved to WNBC-TV in 1992 where he became co-anchor, alongside Jane Hanson, after a year, he filled the role of Live at Five co-anchor with Sue Simmons
Molly Helen Shannon is an American comic actress best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001 and for starring in the films Superstar and Year of the Dog. More recently, she starred in NBCs Kath & Kim from 2008 to 2009, for her voice roles in Igor and the Hotel Transylvania film series. Her performance in the 2016 comedy-drama Other People received widespread critical acclaim, Shannon was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on September 16,1964, to an Irish American Catholic family. Her mother, Mary Margaret Peg, was a teacher, and her father, at age four, Shannon was involved in a car accident which killed her mother, younger sister, and cousin. Shannon attended St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights for grade school and she attended New York University, where she studied drama and graduated from NYUs Tisch School of the Arts in 1987. Before Saturday Night Live, Shannon had a career in movies. Shannons major break came in February 1995, when she was hired as a player on Saturday Night Live to replace Janeane Garofalo after Garofalo left mid-season due to creative differences.
Shannon was one of the few cast members to be kept when Lorne Michaels overhauled his cast and writers for season 21. She appeared in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled The Summer of George, where she played Sam, the co-worker who drove Elaine Benes crazy because she did not swing her arms while walking. In 1998, she played the role of Emily Sanderson in the film A Night at the Roxbury, featuring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan who were cast members of SNL at the time. In 1999 Shannon starred in Superstar, a film based on her most famous SNL character, Mary Katherine Gallagher. Shannon left SNL in 2001, surpassing Victoria Jackson as the shows longest-serving female cast member, in 2003, she appeared in the romantic comedy My Bosss Daughter and the television remake of The Music Man. In 2004 she starred in a short-lived Fox network television series Cracking Up with actor Jason Schwartzman and that same year, she guest starred in an episode of Scrubs and starred as Mrs. Baker in the film Good Boy.
In 2006, Shannon was featured in the Sofia Coppola directed movie Marie Antoinette as Aunt Victoire, the next year, Shannon guest starred on ABCs Pushing Daisies, and appeared in the film Evan Almighty. Shannon made a move to drama, appearing in the critically acclaimed film Year of the Dog in 2007. Shannon hosted Saturday Night Live on May 12,2007, making her the former female cast member to host. In 2008, Shannon starred as Kath in the American version of the hit Australian sitcom Kath & Kim. In early 2010, Shannon was cast in a role on the Fox television series Glee as Brenda Castle
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World and it was certified Platinum in the U. S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0 and it debuted at or near number one in several countries, was certified triple Platinum in the U. S. and contained his most successful single at the time, Baby. He released his studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011. Bieber released his studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015 to commercial success and his U. S. album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Bieber has won numerous awards, including the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
In his career, he has won one Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song Where Are Ü Now at the 2016 ceremony. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011,2012, Bieber became the first artist to surpass 10 billion total video views on Vevo. Bieber was born on March 1,1994, in London, Ontario, at St Josephs Hospital and he is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia Pattie Mallette. Pattie raised her son with the help of her mother and his mother is of French-Canadian descent, his paternal great-grandfather was of German ancestry, and his other roots are English and Irish. He has claimed that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry, through Jeremy, Bieber has two younger half-siblings and Jaxon. Pattie worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father, Bieber attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.
Growing up, he learned to play the piano, guitar and he graduated from high school in Stratford, the St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA. In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yos So Sick for a singing competition in Stratford and was placed second. Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and she continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Biebers popularity on the site grew
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22,1994, to May 6,2004, lasting ten seasons. With an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, the series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC, after several script rewrites and changes, including a title change to Six of One and Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends. Filming took place at Warner Bros, All ten seasons of Friends ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings, ultimately reaching the No.1 spot with its eighth season. Friends received acclaim throughout its run, becoming one of the most popular shows of all time.
The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002 for its eighth season. The show ranked no.21 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, in 1997, the episode The One with the Prom Video was ranked no.100 on TV Guides 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time. In 2013, Friends ranked no.24 on the Writers Guild of Americas 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time, Rachel Green flees her wedding day and seeks out childhood friend Monica Geller, a New York City chef. Episodes typically depict the friends comedic and romantic adventures and career issues, the six characters each have many dates and serious relationships, such as Monica with Richard Burke and Ross with Emily Waltham. The series featured six main characters throughout its run, Jennifer Aniston portrays Rachel Green, Rachel first moves in with Monica in season one after nearly marrying Barry Farber, whom she realizes she does not love. Rachel and Ross Geller are involved in a relationship throughout the series.
Rachel’s first job is as a waitress at the coffeehouse Central Perk and Ross have a daughter named Emma in The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part Two at the end of season eight. In the final episode of the series and Rachel finally confess their love for each other, Courteney Cox portrays Monica Geller, the mother hen of the group and a chef, known for her perfectionist, bossy and obsessive-compulsive nature. Monica is often teased by the others for having been extremely overweight as a child. Monica works as a chef in various restaurants throughout the show, Monica’s first serious relationship is with long-time family friend Richard Burke, who is twenty-one years her senior. The couple maintains a relationship for some time, until Richard expresses that he does not want to have children. Lisa Kudrow portrays Phoebe Buffay, a masseuse and self-taught musician
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11,1975, under the original title NBCs Saturday Night, the shows comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and features performances by a musical guest, an episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, Live from New York, its Saturday Night. In 1980, Michaels left the series to other opportunities. He was replaced by Jean Doumanian, who was replaced by Ebersol after a season of bad reviews, Ebersol ran the show until 1985, when Michaels returned, Michaels has remained since then. Many of SNLs cast found national stardom while appearing on the show, others associated with the show, such as writers, have gone on to successful careers creating, writing, or starring in TV and film.
The show format has developed and recreated in several countries. Successful sketches have seen life outside of the show as feature films, throughout four decades on air, Saturday Night Live has received a number of awards, including 50 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and it was ranked tenth in TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazines 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME. As of 2012, it has received 156 Emmy nominations, the most received by any TV show, the live aspect of the show has resulted in several controversies and acts of censorship, with mistakes and intentional acts of sabotage by performers as well as guests. From 1965 until September 1975, NBC ran The Best of Carson reruns of The Tonight Show, in 1974, Johnny Carson announced that he wanted the weekend shows pulled and saved so that they could be aired during weeknights, allowing him to take time off.
In 1974, NBC president Herbert Schlosser approached his vice president of late night programming, Dick Ebersol, at the suggestion of Paramount Pictures executive Barry Diller and Ebersol approached Lorne Michaels. Over the next three weeks and Michaels developed the idea for a variety show featuring high-concept comedy sketches, political satire. By 1975 Michaels had assembled a talented cast, including Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Michael ODonoghue, Gilda Radner, and George Coe. The show was originally called NBCs Saturday Night, because Saturday Night Live was in use by Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell on the rival network ABC, NBC purchased the rights to the name in 1976 and officially adopted the new title on March 26,1977. In 1975 and 1976, they were the most desirable demographic for television advertisers, NBC executives agreed with Michaels and decided to keep the show on the air despite many angry letters and phone calls that the network received from viewers who were offended by certain sketches.
Chevy Chase left the show in November of the season and was replaced a few months by the then-unknown comic actor Bill Murray. Aykroyd and Belushi left the show in 1979 after the end of season four, in May 1980, Michaels—emotionally and physically exhausted—requested to put the show on hiatus for a year to give him time and energy to pursue other projects
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000 after receiving Kennedy Center Honors in the US in 1999, Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables, Connery has been polled as The Greatest Living Scot and Scotlands Greatest Living National Treasure. In 1989, he was proclaimed Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Scotland on 25 August 1930. His mother, Euphemia McBain Effie, was a cleaning woman and his paternal grandfathers parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid-19th century. The remainder of his family was of Scottish descent, and his maternal great-grandparents were native Scottish Gaelic speakers from Fife and his father was a Roman Catholic, and his mother was a Protestant.
He has a brother, Neil. He was generally referred to in his youth as Tommy, although he was small in primary school, he grew rapidly around the age of 12, reaching his full adult height of 6 ft 2 in at 18. He was known during his teen years as Big Tam, and has stated that he lost his virginity to a woman in an ATS uniform at the age of 14. Connerys first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthberts Co-operative Society, one tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads Mum and Dad, and the other is self-explanatory, Scotland Forever. Connery was discharged from the navy on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer, Archie Brennan, a coffin polisher. The modelling earned him 15 shillings an hour, student artist Richard Demarco who painted several notable early pictures of Connery described him as very straight, slightly shy, too beautiful for words, a virtual Adonis. Connery began bodybuilding at the age of 18, and from 1951 trained heavily with Ellington, Connery was a keen footballer, having played for Bonnyrigg Rose in his younger days.
He was offered a trial with East Fife, while on tour with South Pacific, Connery played in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting. According to reports, Busby was impressed with his physical prowess, Connery admits that he was tempted to accept, but he recalls, I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves, looking to pick up some extra money, Connery helped out backstage at the Kings Theatre in late 1951. He became interested in the proceedings, and a career was launched, the production returned the following year out of popular demand, and Connery was promoted to the featured role of Lieutenant Buzz Adams, which Larry Hagman had portrayed in the West End. While in Edinburgh, Connery was targeted by the notorious Valdor gang, there Connery launched an attack single-handedly against the gang members, grabbing one by the throat and another by a biceps and cracked their heads together
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions and he is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age and he fought in the final stages of World War II as a U. S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with Because of You in 1951. Several top hits such as Rags to Riches followed in the early 1950s and he refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached a peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. His career and his personal life experienced a downturn during the height of the rock music era.
Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and he has won 19 Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide, Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3,1926, in Astoria, New York, to grocer John Benedetto and seamstress Anna Suraci. In 1906, John had emigrated from Podàrgoni, an eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria. Anna had been born in the U. S. shortly after her parents emigrated from the Calabria region in 1899. Other relatives came over as well as part of the migration of Italians to America. Tony grew up with a sister, and an older brother. With a father who was ailing and unable to work, the children grew up in poverty, John Sr. instilled in his son a love of art and literature and a compassion for human suffering, but died when Tony was 10 years old. The experience of growing up in the Great Depression and a distaste for the effects of the Hoover Administration would make the child a lifelong Democrat.
Young Tony grew up listening to Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby as well as artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden. His Uncle Dick was a tap dancer in vaudeville, giving him a window into show business
Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simons fame and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the songs, including three that reached No.1 on the U. S. singles charts, The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson. In 1986, he released Graceland, an inspired by South African township music. Simon wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman with the poet Derek Walcott. On June 3,2016, Simon released his 13th solo album, titled Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and the UK charts. Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, in 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the 100 People Who Shaped the World by Time magazine. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, in 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters by Rolling Stone.
Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congresss Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007, in 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Simon was born on October 13,1941, in Newark, New Jersey and his father, was a college professor, double bass player, and dance bandleader who performed under the name Lee Sims. His mother, was a school teacher. In 1945, his family moved to the Kew Gardens Hills section of Flushing, the musician Donald Fagen has described Simons childhood as that of a certain kind of New York Jew, almost a stereotype, really, to whom music and baseball are very important. I think it has to do with the parents, upon hearing Fagens description, said it isnt far from the truth. Simon says about his childhood, I was a ballplayer, Id go on my bike, and Id hustle kids in stickball. He adds that his father was a New York Yankees fan and he didnt play with me as much as I played with my kids.
He was at work until late at night, Simons musical career began after meeting Art Garfunkel when they were both 11. They performed in a production of Alice in Wonderland for their sixth-grade graduation and their idols were the Everly Brothers, whom they imitated in their use of close two-part harmony. Simon developed an interest in jazz and blues, especially in the music of Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly
James Thomas Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, singer and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and he was born in Bay Ridge and raised in Saugerties, New York. He grew up with an interest in comedy and music, moving to Los Angeles at 21 to pursue stand-up opportunities and he was commissioned to join NBCs Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Fallon remained on SNL for six years between 1998 and 2004, co-hosting the programs Weekend Update segment and becoming a celebrity in the process and he left the program for the film industry, starring in films such as Taxi and Fever Pitch. Following his film career, Fallon returned to television as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC in 2009 and he moved from that program to become the sixth permanent host of the long-running The Tonight Show in 2014. In addition to his work, Fallon has released two comedy albums and three books. Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, New York, Fallons patrilineal ancestry originates with his great-great-grandparents, Thomas Fallon, who was from County Galway and Louisa Stickever.
In preparation, the family relocated nearby to Saugerties, New York, Fallon has described his childhood as idyllic, while his parents have been noted as overprotective. He and his sister, were unable to leave their home, Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Saugerties. He considered being a priest, inspired by his experiences as an altar boy and he became more interested in comedy instead. He spent many nights recording the radio program The Dr. Demento Show on a reel-to-reel recorder, Fallon developed an obsession with the late-night comedy program Saturday Night Live as a teenager, watching it religiously. He grew up watching the show, viewing the clean parts that his parents taped for him and he and Gloria would re-enact sketches like The Festrunk Brothers with friends. Fallon was such a fan that he made an event of watching the show in his dormitory during college. In his teens, he impressed his parents with different impersonations, including actor James Cagney and he was musically inclined, and started playing guitar at age thirteen.
He would go on to comedy and music in contests. By his junior years, he was labeled a class clown, to his teachers disdain. At Saugerties High School, from which he graduated in 1992, he was a performer in most stage productions and he won a young comedians contest with an impression of Pee-wee Herman. He attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, in May 2009,14 years after he left college a semester early to pursue a comedy career, he was back to receive his Bachelor of Arts in communications
Zachary Knight Zach Galifianakis is an American actor and comedian. He came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and he has starred in films, such as The Hangover trilogy, Due Date, The Campaign, Birdman or, Puss in Boots and The Lego Batman Movie. Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and his mother, Mary Frances, is a community arts center owner, and his father, Harry, is a heating oil vendor. He has a sister named Merritt and an older brother named Greg. His cousin is Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis and his uncle, a politician, is named Nick Galifianakis. Galifianakis attended Wilkes Central High School, and subsequently attended but did not graduate from North Carolina State University and he began acting on television, guest-starring in Boston Common and joined Saturday Night Live as a writer but lasted only two weeks. Galifianakis co-starred in the film Out Cold, and had roles in Corky Romano, Bubble Boy, Into the Wild, Super High Me, Little Fish Strange Pond.
In September 2001, he appeared in one episode of Comedy Central Presents and it included a stand-up routine and a segment with a piano, and concluded with an a cappella group, singing Eternal Flame by The Bangles while he made jokes. One episode featured Largo regulars Jon Brion and Rhett Miller as musical guests and he played Davis in the Fox drama series, Tru Calling. He appeared many times on Jimmy Kimmel Live. and played Frisbee in four episodes of Reno 911. Galifianakis played Alan Finger on the Comedy Central show Dog Bites Man and he guest-starred in the episode of the Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program as Fred the Homeless Guy. In 2006, Galifianakis appeared in Fiona Apples music video for the song Not About Love, a year later, Kanye West employed Galifianakis and indie rock musician Will Oldham for similar purposes in the second version of the video for his song Cant Tell Me Nothing. In June 2006, Galifianakis released the single Come On and Get It and they chose to perform at live rock clubs as opposed to comedy clubs to try to reach a different audience.
Much of the tour was taped and has featured in both a short-lived TV series on Comedy Central and a full-length movie that has appeared at SXSW. On February 22,2008, he made an appearance on the Jackassworld. com,24 Hour Takeover and he interviewed various members of the Jackass cast. Galifianakis starred in first leading role in the independent film Visioneers which played in cities in 2008. The film which was released on direct-to-DVD and he completed the pilot Speed Freaks for Comedy Central. Galifianakis has a series of videos on the Funny or Die website titled Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis where he interviews with popular celebrities between two potted ferns
Albert Lincoln Al Roker Jr. is an American television personality, weatherman and book author. He is best known as being the anchor on NBCs Today. Roker appears occasionally on NBC Nightly News and he holds an expired American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238. On November 14,2014,8 AM EST, Roker set the new official Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours. Al Roker was born in Queens, New York, the son of Isabel, of Jamaican descent, Roker initially wanted to be a cartoonist. He was raised Catholic and graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan and he worked on several projects as a member of the schools Cartooning & Illustration Club. He attended the State University of New York at Oswego where he received a B. A. in communications in 1976 and that makes Kravitz Rokers first cousin once removed. Before the national recognition, Roker worked as a anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV in Syracuse, New York from 1974 until 1976. Rokers career with NBC began in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, after five successful years in Cleveland, Roker was promoted to the networks flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown.
Roker returned to New York City in late 1983 as a weekend weathercaster, Roker replaced 27-year WNBC-TV veteran Dr. Frank Field, who left the network after a contract dispute. In 1995, he became the host of The Al Roker Show and that led Roker to getting a job as the forecaster for Weekend Today. He substituted on the edition of Today when Willard Scott was ill or away. In 1996, Scott announced his semi-retirement from the show, and Roker received the weekday weather position on Today and he officially joined Today on January 26,1996. Roker became popular for doing his forecasts outside the studio, interviewing audience members, Roker began doing more interviews and segments on the show as time progressed. In 2005, Roker reported from inside Hurricane Wilma, a popular viral video exists on the internet of him being swept off his feet by the force of the hurricane and holding on to the cameraman. In November 2014, Roker embarked on what was called Roker-thon, in which he did a non-stop, 34-hour weather forecast on NBC, the event was a fundraiser for the Crowdrise Campaign to help the military and USO.
He repeated the event in Roker-thon 2, this time reporting weather from all 50 states and Washington, D. C. in one week from November 6 to November 13,2015, in support of Feeding America. Roker is a game show fan, and hosted a segment on Today in honor of five game shows